Even though we usually handle commercial fire and life safety services, we care about you and your family. That’s why we want to share several holiday fire safety tips for you to remember. From Christmas tree safety to cooking precautions, here are some pointers for you and your family to celebrate safely every holiday season.
During the holiday season, you’ll most likely be in the kitchen. From Hanukkah celebrations to Christmas dinners, food preparation is significant for the holiday season. While feeding your guests, remember these holiday fire safety tips in the kitchen:
- Be alert and awake while cooking in ovens, stoves, and other kitchen appliances. If you have been drinking alcohol or are tired, leave the cooking for another time.
- Avoid leaving the kitchen while the appliances are on. It only takes seconds for a fire to occur. If you must leave the kitchen, please turn off any operating devices.
- It’s easy to get distracted while cooking during the holiday season, so use a timer. You’ll be likely to prepare your meal perfectly.
Christmas Tree Safety
Although Christmas trees are beautiful holiday additions, they can also be fire hazards. Avoid a fire by practicing these holiday fire safety tips:
- Place your Christmas tree away from any heat sources. A minimum of three feet is acceptable.
- Utilize the right lights and make sure they are qualified for indoor use.
- Please turn off the Christmas tree lights before bedtime and when leaving your home. If you don’t, you’ll risk a house fire.
Candle Safety for the Holidays
Furthermore, candles look amazing in your home year-round. That said, you want to ensure to utilize these features wisely. Here are multiple holiday fire safety tips to remember when burning candles:
- When you place candles in certain areas, ensure they are at least one foot away from other items.
- If you must leave a room with a lit candle, ensure you blow it out before leaving. In addition, don’t fall asleep with lit candles.
- Always burn your candles in a clear area where the fire won’t catch anything on fire. Also, keep any hair or loose clothing away from the flame.
- Avoid using candles when the power goes out in your home or office. Instead, choose flameless candles and flashlights.
Happy Holidays from Judd Fire Protection!
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480